The 386 Paths to Teaching

Concern for the quality of education

Due to the teacher shortage, there are more and more opportunities to obtain a teaching certificate more quickly. What does this do to the quality of education?

Carla Haelermans, professor of educational economics at Maastricht University, shares the concerns about the quality of education. “Teaching is an extremely important profession,” she says. “But by offering all those abbreviated courses, it feels like anyone can become a teacher with a few modules.” According to her, the appreciation that we as a society attach to the teaching profession is related to quality. “We should not want to send out the signal that everyone can become that for a while. It is not very realistic, you cannot master the skills of teaching in six months.”

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